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Tara Palmeri / Politico:
POLITICO Playbook: About Jim Jordan's other Jan. 6 call with Trump  —  DRIVING THE DAY  —  There are just over 48 hours left before the deadline for U.S. forces to withdraw from Afghanistan.  — The State Department says there are roughly 250 Americans still in Afghanistan who want to leave the country, per a spokesperson.
New York Times:
Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 Storm  —  Powerful winds knocked out power and storm surge flooded low-lying areas as the storm menaced New Orleans.  Officials said it was too late to evacuate and urged residents to hunker down.  —  Here's what you need to know:
Max Boot / Washington Post:
Who's to blame for the deaths of 13 service members in Kabul? We all are.
Ben Smith / New York Times:
Inside Politico's Billion-Dollar Drama  —  From “son of” to mogul in his own right: Robert Allbritton just became the unlikeliest winner of the new media sweepstakes.  —  I was sitting in a bar next to John Harris, a former national editor of The Washington Post.
Laurence Norman / Wall Street Journal:
EU Set to Recommend Halting Nonessential Travel From the U.S.  —  The European Union action is in response to the increase in U.S. coronavirus cases  —  The European Union is set to recommend halting nonessential travel from the U.S. because of Covid-19, diplomats said on Sunday.
Discussion: Mediaite
Wall Street Journal:
North Korea Appears to Have Restarted Yongbyon Nuclear Reactor  —  The reactor's apparent operations add to President Biden's foreign-policy challenges  —  North Korea appears to have resumed operation of its plutonium-producing reactor at Yongbyon in a move that could enable the reclusive country …
New York Times:
U.S. Strikes Explosive-Laden Vehicle in Kabul  —  The drone strike came after a warning from President Biden that another terrorist attack at the Afghan capital's airport was “highly likely.”  —  WASHINGTON — A U.S. military drone strike blew up a vehicle laden with explosives in Kabul on Sunday …
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Associated Press:
US says drone kills suicide bombers targeting Kabul airport
David Edwards / Raw Story:
Chris Wallace slams McConnell's desire for ‘full-scale war’ after he calls Afghanistan a ‘complete success’  —  Fox News host Chris Wallace questioned Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell about his desire to fight an endless war in Afghanistan.  —  During an appearance on Fox News Sunday …
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Breitbart
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Aubree Eliza Weaver / Politico:
Romney blames both Biden and Trump for crisis in Afghanistan
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA and Mediaite
Anita Gates / New York Times:
Ed Asner, Emmy-Winning Star of ‘Lou Grant’ and ‘Up,’ Dies at 91  —  Best known as the gruff newsman he first played on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” he was also a busy character actor and a political activist.  —  Ed Asner, the burly character actor who won seven Emmy Awards …
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Variety:   Ed Asner, Emmy-Winning ‘Lou Grant’ Star, Dies at 91
Emily Langer / Washington Post:
Ed Asner, actor who twice had the role of a lifetime as newsman Lou Grant, dies at 91
New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Generator failure at Thibodaux hospital prompts scramble to move ICU patients  —  The partial loss of generator power Sunday at a Louisiana hospital in the path of Hurricane Ida sent doctors and nurses scrambling to keep patients breathing as they moved them to a different area.
Wall Street Journal:
Trapped in Afghanistan, Rescued by Volunteers: How a Handful of Americans Freed 5,000 Afghans  —  From a lounge at the Willard Hotel in Washington, a group of men and women mobilized a global network to conduct a two-week military-style rescue operation  —  Zach Van Meter, a private-equity investor …
Zoe Strimpel / Telegraph:
'The far Left have won and taken over America's elite institutions - we need to start again'  —  Journalist and culture war warrior Bari Weiss tells Zoe Strimpel her plan to help the US fight the ideological rot enveloping it  —  Bari Weiss has always seemed to be the sort of person …
Farnaz Fassihi / New York Times:
American University of Kabul students and alumni trying to flee were sent home.  —  Hundreds of students and alumni of American University of Kabul gathered at a safe house on Sunday and boarded buses in what was supposed to be a final attempt at evacuation on U.S. military flights, students and alumni said.
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United States Department of State:
Joint Statement on Afghanistan Evacuation Travel Assurances  —  The text of the following statement was released initially by the Governments of the United States of America, Albania, Australia, Belgium, Belize, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Canada, Central African Republic, Colombia …
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Nick Allen / Telegraph:
Joe Biden ‘holds grudges’ and will punish Britain for Afghanistan criticism, allies say  —  British Cabinet insiders were quoted as suggesting the US president ‘looked gaga’ and described him as ‘doolally’  —  Joe Biden “will remember” comments about his mental acuity emanating from senior figures …
Discussion: Breitbart
Insider:
‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author JD Vance is running for Senate as a savior of the Rust Belt.  Insiders and experts say otherwise. … “I am not a senator, a governor, or a former cabinet secretary,” J.D. Vance wrote in the introduction of “Hillbilly Elegy,” his best-selling son-of-the-Rust-Belt-made-good memoir published in 2016.
Discussion: POLITICUSUSA
David Rothkopf / USA Today:
There's chaos and risk in Afghanistan exit, but Biden critics are getting it mostly wrong  —  We have no ongoing security interest in Afghanistan, and we don't send troops everywhere to protect women and human rights.  We do that in other ways.  —  The intellectual dishonesty in critiques …
Barak Ravid / Axios:
Scoop: Former Israel ambassador joins U.S. Iran team  —  Former U.S. ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro has joined the State Department's Iran team as a senior adviser, a senior State Department official tells Axios.  —  Why it matters: Israel is pressing the Biden administration to start discussing a …
Adam Johnson / The Column:
On Afghanistan Withdrawal, NYT's Peter Baker Turns to Raytheon Board Member for Independent ‘Analysis’  —  An object lesson in how routinely corrupt “national security” reporting is.  —  Imagine a world where reporters are prevented from seeking “expert”—ostensibly independent—analysis …
Discussion: HotAir
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
How the number of Americans in Afghanistan went from 15,000 to 6,000  —  “National security officials in the Biden administration told a bipartisan group of Senate staffers on Tuesday that about 10,000 to 15,000 U.S. citizens remain in Afghanistan, according to two Senate aides.”
Naomi Lim / Washington Examiner:
Afghanistan attacks test Biden as ‘consoler in chief’  —  President Joe Biden's ability to empathize provided a contrast between himself and the brash, unpolished former President Donald Trump.  —  But with at least 13 Americans and almost 100 Afghans dead after a suicide bomber detonated …
Discussion: The Economic Times and Townhall
 
 
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Andrew Quilty / Harper's:
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Mom of Marine who died in Kabul attack: Biden voters ‘killed my son’
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Anna Giaritelli / Washington Examiner:
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Discussion: RedState
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